2003 Server End of Life
This is an important announcement about Windows Server 2003, it is important to take notice of the following article if you have a business running under Windows Server 2003.
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Windows Server 2003 support will end on July 14, 2015. This means that there will be no patches or security updates for the operating system, putting all applications and your business at risk. Any new threats, security risks and vulnerabilities will not be patched making Windows Server 2003 a security risk and server nightmare.
There are still nearly a million servers across the world currently running on Windows Server 2003, this means that businesses are running and relying on an operating system released almost a decade ago, studies show that businesses have not moved away from Windows Server 2003 due to the fact that they require the use of applications that are only supported on 32 bit systems.
Although Windows Server 2003 may currently be stable and supported it is wise to start thinking about upgrading to Windows Server 2012 soon. Are you prepared to protect your business before time runs out?
1. Stay Put. Don’t do anything at all, you are aware of this announcement and are prepared for major vulnerabilities – being open to unsupported servers, applications, security breaches, computer errors and much more.
2. Upgrade the Server. Performing an upgrade to your existing server, in most cases this will result in functionality errors and downtime. This is a risky option unless there is certainty that functionality errors won’t occur and that your business can handle hours to days of downtime.
3. Migrate and Upgrade. Best case scenario and most logical option. Start planning early, very early. You will need to make sure applications can run under a 64 bit environment and that functionality will remain as-is or better, you will need programmers and testers to make sure everything runs smoothly.
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